Dr. Isiah Marshall has joined the department as Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director. Prior to his appointment here at Daemen College, Dr. Marshall was the BSW Program Coordinator for six years at Winston-Salem State University, a Historically Black College, located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Dr. Marshall led the program through its initial accreditation with the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) from 2008-2012. At WSSU, Dr. Marshall taught courses in Policy, Practice, Research Methods and Field Instruction. In addition, Dr. Marshall has taught at Bowie State University (MD) and Johnson C. Smith University (NC). Prior to his academic career, Dr. Marshall worked as a nursing home social worker and hospital discharge planner in the Baltimore/Washington Area.
Dr. Marshall is a native Texan. He received his BA degree from Texas Southern University (TX) and his MSW and PHD degree (Sociology) from Howard University (DC). His research/areas of interests include Social Work Education, African-American populations, LGBT Populations of Color, long-term care and gerontology. Dr. Marshall has published scholarly work in the Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, Social Work in Health Care and he co-wrote a book LGBT Psychology: Research Perspectives on People of African Descent. Currently, Dr. Marshall is completing a manuscript that focuses on mental health and health seeking behaviors among college students.